‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than with delectable wine and food pairings that will leave your taste buds dancing in delight? Whether you’re hosting a festive gathering or looking for the perfect accompaniments for a cozy night in, we’ve curated five delicious and approachable holiday wine pairings to serve at your holly jolly celebrations.
- Sparkling Start: Sparkling Pinot Grigio and Bruschetta with Fig and Prosciutto
Kick off your holiday festivities with a touch of effervescence! Our crisp and refreshing Sparkling Pinot Grigio pairs wonderfully with the burst of flavours in bruschetta topped with fig and prosciutto. The bubbles cleanse your palate between bites, enhancing the sweetness of figs and the saltiness of prosciutto. This pairing is not only easy to put together but also sets the stage for a night filled with celebration.
- Classic Elegance: Australian Chardonnay and Creamy Lobster Bisque
For a touch of classic elegance, serve a buttery Chardonnay alongside a velvety lobster bisque. The rich and oaky notes in the wine complement the creamy texture of the soup, creating a harmonious blend of flavours. This pairing adds a touch of sophistication to your holiday table, making it perfect for a special Christmas Eve dinner or a cozy family gathering.
- Festive Red: Sonoma California Pinot Noir and Cranberry Glazed Turkey
Let the flavours of the season shine with a festive red wine like Pinot Noir. It’s subtle fruity notes harmonize beautifully with the sweetness of a cranberry glazed turkey. The wine’s light body ensures it won’t overpower the main dish, allowing the turkey’s succulent flavours to take centre stage. This pairing is a surefire way to impress your guests and make your Christmas feast memorable.
- Bold and Spicy: Old Vine Zinfandel and Barbecue Meatballs
Add a kick of boldness to your holiday spread with a robust Zinfandel paired with savoury barbecue meatballs. The wine’s peppery and spicy undertones complement the smoky flavours of the meatballs, creating a mouthwatering combination that’s sure to please any palate. This pairing is perfect for a laid-back holiday gathering or a festive family game night.
- Sweet Finish: Chocolate Raspberry Port and Chocolate Peppermint Bark
No holiday celebration is complete without a sweet ending, and our Chocolate Raspberry Port is the perfect choice for a delightful finale. Its rich and sweet, cocoa notes pair wonderfully with the decadence of chocolate peppermint bark. This dessert pairing is not only delicious but also a crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone with a satisfied and festive feeling.
This holiday season, elevate your Christmas celebrations with these delicious and approachable wine and food pairings. Whether you’re hosting a grand feast or enjoying an intimate gathering, these combinations are sure to add a touch of magic to your holiday table. Cheers to good food, great company, and a season filled with jo